DOJ raids Gibson Guitar in Tennessee

Department may charge company with trafficking illegally obtained wood

The Department of Justice (DOJ) raided three of Gibson Guitar Corp.’s factories in Tennessee last week in what appears to be preparation for charging the company with illegally trafficking endangered wood from Madagascar.

However, Gibson CEO Henry Juszkiewicz says government officials haven’t yet told him exactly how the company is breaking the law.


Cathleen Flahardy

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